It’s already time to tidy up the winter shoes in the basement and make room for a pair of new beautiful summer shoes. To keep you up to date with the current shoe trends, we have summarized them briefly and concisely below. Take a deep breath and scroll down. Here are the 6 best shoe trends of 2022…
Shoe trends 2022 at a glance
The shoe trends for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2022 season leave the toes bare, the heels high and the ankles buckled.
The 6 best shoe trends for spring/summer 2022
These bold shoe trends for spring/summer 2022 will keep you on your toes
The shoe trends in the coming summer season are so varied that every woman will find something: from platform heels (which we have Donatella Versace to thank) to cloud-like suede slippers to flat ballerinas with a few modern details. In general, closed-back summer shoes with ankle straps are all the rage and feature in each of the trends below.
These shoes give your feet that certain something
Platform shoes with high heels
Remember the Bratz dolls that were a hit in the 80’s? Apparently Donatella Versace does. Hence, these groovy pumps graced the Versace Fall/Winter 2021 runway. Lanvin, Khaite and Marni are just a few of the brands that have followed suit. While Bianca Jagger was a fan of the retro look in the ’70s, today Dua Lipa and Ariana Grande are also known for wearing them with printed tights and mini skirts. This shoe trend, however, is for fashionistas who want to be seen. So you can pair platform shoes with a sparkly mini dress to draw even more attention.
This shoe trend is back
Gladiator sandals are one of those recurring trends that are worth investing in. This spring, designers have re-imagined the silhouette in every imaginable way – Isabel Marant with crystalline laces, Valentino with chunky skirt studs and Ludovic De Saint Sernin with barely-there straps. These fit perfectly with the current drapery trend of 2022.
You can’t do without a pair of gladiator sandals this summer
As usual, brands like Nanushka and APC had minimalists in mind, offering a change from the high heels and colorful platforms that were taking over the catwalks. For Spring 2022, they’ve reimagined suede and released a plethora of textured slip-ons, including loafers, dad sandals and clogs. Wear them low key with a casual shirt dress or boyfriend jeans all season long.
These leather summer shoes stand for style and quality
In recent seasons, skirts have become shorter and boots higher, leading to the current trend of knee-high boots. Blumarine and “Fendace” have launched high boots with razor-sharp toes, the former in denim, the latter with Fendi’s famous FF monogram. Do you prefer the classics? Then you should consider the all-black models from Balenciaga and Roberto Cavalli. Wear them with your best mini skirt outfit in spring and with a long-sleeved midi dress in autumn.
Over the knee boots never go out of style
Designer brands like Dior and Ferragamo rely on ballerinas in spring/summer 2022. Chanel updates its iconic ballet flats with ankle straps that have a dainty CC charm, while Tory Burch opted for tie straps worthy of a dance class. Whether you prefer a traditional flat shoe or a loafer with a slight heel, there are plenty of options. Ditto for color and texture: black lacquer is a recurring theme, but alternatives like nude mesh and green satin will also make an appearance next season.
Ballerinas are one of the classics
Sandals with platform soles
Last but not least on our list of shoe trends for 2022 are platform sandals. Designers used these raised soles as a canvas for creativity. Not only by playing with colors but also as an opportunity to test sustainable materials. Gabriela Hearst’s slides, for example, are made from cork, Lactae Hevea (rubber made from Hevea trees) and other renewable materials. Stella McCartney’s Sneakelyse sandals are made from recycled polyester. Wear them with a pure white poplin dress all summer long.
Convenience is a priority for many women
Keep getting inspired! Below are several examples…
The hottest shoe trends of 2022 in one picture
Enjoy the diversity of the current shoe trends